4.7" iPhone 6 to hit the conveyor belts in July, 5.5" phablet in August, while Apple might keep the iPhone 5c

Apple's rumored 4.7" iPhone 6 is allegedly in the final stages of preparation to be mass-produced in July,  indicate "sources from the upstream supply chain." The alleged 5.5" Apple phablet will apparently hit the conveyor belts later, in August, which doesn't bode well for an announcement simultaneously with the 4.7" catwalk model.

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will take the lion's share of the new iPhones' production yield, with Pegatron responsible for 30% of the 4.7" iPhone 6 model orders. Interestingly enough, a 4" iPhone will allegedly keep being made, but it's not exactly clear if it will be the iPhone 5s, or the iPhone 5c. Given the fact that the insiders mention Wistron as the third OEM manufacturer, and Wistron is currently assembling the iPhone 5c, it might be that Apple will keep the colorful handset as its lower-end iPhone solution. 

Actually, the sources claim that the 4" and 4.7" iPhones will be the two main sales drivers for the iPhone franchise this year, perhaps alluding to the production difficulties that are speculated around the 5.5" phablet. All of this jibes with a previous rumor that the 4.7" iPhone 6 will be announced late August, with production starting in July, while Foxconn will get to the 5.5-incher by the end of the summer. Still, it's not out of the question that both might be announced at the same time, but Apple might be expecting niche sales numbers for the phablet, and thus starting production in lower volumes.

source: Digitimes

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Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Time to stop copying, and start leading Apple....next thing will be a Mega 6" phone.

3. alouden unregistered

I am no Apple fan, but I cannot blame them here. They clearly misread the interest in larger sized phones and are now trying to address that. They probably figure that a lot of potential customers would not consider their phones because of the small screen size(s).


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

This I agree with for sure. I wish they would start innovating more. They forever changed the game for cellular hand sets, and they need to get into gear again instead of copying Samsung and then have the nerve to continue lawsuits about who copied who.

22. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

They haven't misread the interests if you think you know more than them you are fooled. They just don't hop on bandwagons for the sake of making quick profit margins They look at the long term game, not the next two years

36. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

Long term is bigger screens than what they have right now. They just started to make big screens and you think they didn't misread it? They have been behind for a long time now when talking about big screens and people really want it. Big screens have not been quick profits as you can see. Its a standard. They are the last one to jump on it. That makes then totally misread because they said 4" was the perfect size. Now they finally give up on that bullsh*t. Big companies do make misstakes. Apple is run by people who have to judge the market all the time and people do mistakes.

2. jackgmarch

Posts: 3; Member since: May 26, 2014

Have digitimes ever got anything right?

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

apple is a leader in sales,and always been.5c was a mistake.

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7535; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It makes sense that they would still sell the iPhone 5c. Think about how much inventory of 5c's they still have.

13. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

32. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Surprisingly I see a lot of people, well it seems mainly tourists, snapping up the 5c at the Apple store because of the colorful options and somewhat lower price. They should keep the 5s as a low end device when the iPhone 6 is released or give the iPhone 5c the same internals and camera as the 5s but maintain the cheaper and colorful polycarbonate body.

5. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Massive bezels

10. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Yep....90% bezels and 10% screen

8. express77 unregistered

I wonder when will apple stop being so extremely money minded and start giving satisfying specs with more openness in their OS and services. Wish iphone 6 to have satisfying specs but not seeing it as apple isn't innovating anymore. Miss Steve Jobs.

12. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Lol, miss Steve Jobs for satisfying specs? If he was around there would probably be only 3.5" iPhones and only 10” iPads still

17. express77 unregistered

He would have done what users want rather than satisfying his ego anyway. He couldn't have let competitors go ahead.

29. xche78x

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Just stop! Your memories of steve jobs is dilluted. He is stubborn, doesnt listen to anyone but himself. What buccob says is true, if jobs is still around there wont be an ipad mini nor 16:9 iphones specially large screen iphones because he would oppose such with all his powers... Retina resolution is perfect, we dont need anything more, yeah right...

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31547; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man I cannot wait, I'm getting the biggest one that drops

14. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

It is really a hard decision, I am leaning towards the larger one also, guess I'll have to wait for the announcement!

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31547; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I know if I get the smaller one, I'll just exchange it and pay the difference lol.

18. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

I'm betting against the 4.7" as gut feeling tells me that even some of the more hardcore Note 2/3 users had their interest piqued when they heard about the also planned 5.5"... provided if Apple can game that right of course.

11. Caveman723

Posts: 22; Member since: May 01, 2014

Wow! I'm guessing the price will be skyrocketing up huh.. Apple? But i know the ipeople will still buy them hmm..

15. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Na, maybe $300 for the larger one, which will kill the Note.

20. HouTexan

Posts: 462; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Doubt it.

21. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Oh I'm sure it would OUT SELL the Note, but the Note 4 is sure to be a better device is Apple is going to stick with the formula. iOS just doesn't offer very much in terms of functionality, but iOS fans don't really care about that as far as I can tell.

19. farhad_per

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Stop copying samsung apple...! Enough is enough... two years ago apple laughed at samsung because of note size and now..! What a shame... iphone 6 will be epic fail..!

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31547; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Stop copying all the apple haters, with that post

25. Jillsandwich

Posts: 63; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

How is Apple copying Samsung? Because they're making a larger screen? Welcome to evolution. Screens have been getting larger throughout the years. The first real jump (or one of) was with the HTC HD2 and it's then-big 4.3" screen. Up to that point, nobody expected a phone to have such a larger screen. Samsung didn't do anything original with the Note's screen size. They just upped the ante.. like everyone before them has been doing. And I know you want the iPhone 6 to be a epic fail,but watch the iPhone 6, both models, utterly decimate the Galaxy S5 and Note 4, both in sales and performance.

28. farhad_per

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Sweet dreams....

31. Jillsandwich

Posts: 63; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Nice, couldn't think of a good response to the truth? No surprise. Samsuck fanboys tend to ignore the fact that their devices want to be iPhones. FYI, I'm a WP user. So, nice try at flame baiting.

24. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2273; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Apple listen up. For iPhone 7 remove the home button and shrink the bezels as you gain an extra .3" to .5" inches. Make the entire bottom of phone face plate touch ID along with a track pad. That would be winner...

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